Even the magical light of the golden hour requires some enhancement in post-processing. There are a few ways to do it, and Denny Tang of Denny’s Tips suggest one of the simplest I’ve seen so far. He uses a single adjustment layer, and it’s the Channel Mixer. The whole editing process is pretty fast, yet gives natural-looking results on the photos taken during sunset (or sunrise).
It seems that ads on Craigslist are getting more and more creative these days. This time, a couple is looking for a photographer who’ll document their entire wedding day, including the first wedding night. They’ve both saved themselves for marriage, and they’re hiring a photographer for the super-awkward gig of capturing the marriage consummation.
Shortly after releasing the world’s first 18-400mm zoom lens, Tamron has another announcement. They are launching a new high-speed zoom lens: SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2. It’s intended for full frame cameras, and it offers some improvements over their previous 24-70mm model. It features faster and highly accurate autofocus, and Tamron emphasizes that this lens has the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class. It’s versatile and intended for a wide range of shooting styles, and shooting in different lighting and weather conditions.
Making money from your favorite genre of photography sounds like a dream come true. If you are a landscape photographer and want to make a living out of it, Thomas Heaton has some valuable advice to share. In his latest video, he gives you five guidelines and a bunch of tips for succeeding in landscape photography market. A witty YouTube user described this video “like Obi-Wan passing over his knowledge of the Force,” and I must agree – it’s exactly like that.
DJI has recently released Spark, their smallest and cheapest drone yet. With the price of $500, you may wonder how it compares to DJI’s more powerful models like Phantom 4 Pro and Mavic Pro. In this video from Billy Kyle, you’ll get to see how the “selfie drone” stands against the Phantom and Mavic in terms of video quality and customization of features.
Since the Spark can’t shoot 4K, all three test videos were recorded in 1080p at 30 fps. All three drones used the same settings: the exposure set to “automatic” and white balance set to “sunny.” You can see the footage of each drone first, and then they’re lined side by side so you can compare them.
When we featured the patent for RED’s very first camera phone – it seems we were onto something. RED’s founder James Jannard himself has announced that something new is coming from the company. This time, it won’t be anything related to RED cameras, but it’s an entirely new product category.
Although all eyes are on Canon 6D Mark II, there is another announcement from this company. They have released Canon EOS Rebel SL2, an entry-level DSLR intended mainly for the first-time DSLR users. Whether you’re just switching from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera, or starting photography from the very beginning – Canon has intended this model for you. It’s a new and improved version of its predecessor EOS Rebel SL1, so let’s see what’s changed and what it’s offering.
We’ve already learned or speculated a lot about the new Canon 6D Mark II, and now it’s officially out. Canon has released their latest full-frame camera, which brings full-frame camera accessible to a wider number of users. It’s an improved version of its predecessor 6D, and it’s aimed at a wide range of shooters – from those looking for their first full-frame camera to more experienced full-frame users.
Famous digital camera company RED seems to be preparing something new in their line – a smartphone with a 6K camera. According to a patent filed by RED’s James Jannard and other inventors, they are developing a new and improved “multi-layer handheld electronic device.” Apparently, it will be a smartphone of unique design for more stable grip. But what’s more interesting – it could have an integrated 6K 3D camera and an ability to mount external lenses.
Watching some photographers’ behavior in nature makes me wonder – are they into wildlife photography, or into becoming a lunch? This guy was incredibly close to getting bitten by an alligator, but did it stop him from shooting – nope, it didn’t.
YouTube user Ben Boukari posted two videos of this persistent man who was trying to get the shots of an alligator from up close. The animal started chasing him a couple of times, it bit his tripod and lied on his camera bag – but he just went on shooting.